This is what people thought the future would look like, back in the 1960s. The architecture of William Pereira was inspired by science fiction, and inspired more science fiction in turn. This building, the Geisel Library, stars in Vernor Vinge's Rainbows End. Vinge writes that the Library looks "like something brought down from outer space." Another Pereira building, the UC Irvine Library, formed a stark-looking backdrop for a riot in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. He designed over 400 major buildings, which helped shape other architects' views of the futuristic. Image by Kafka4Prez

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